Tourist Groups to Visit Israel Starting September 19

Organized tourist groups will be allowed to visit Israel starting on September 19, provided they fulfill a number of conditions. Among these conditions are:

  • Only tourists participating in a group tour will be accepted.
  • Only travelers from countries that are classified yellow or orange by the Israeli Ministry of Health are allowed. For an official list, see here.
  • Only fully vaccinated tourists having received a vaccine approved by Israel are allowed to enter.
  • Tourists must present proof of a second vaccination recognized by the Israeli Health Ministry. The proof must show that the second (or third) vaccination was received within the last six months before arrival to Israel.
  • Travelers must apply for a permit via their travel agent / tour operator and them with all necessary documentation.
  • A PCR test is required no more than 72 hours before boarding the flight.
  • A second PCR test is required upon arrival to Israel.
  • In addition, the traveler has to take a serological test at the airport in Israel.
  • The tourists are then brought to the hotel where they must stay until the results of the tests are received, which usually takes less than a day.

More information and helpful links can be found on my COVID-19 information page. Please contact your travel agent / tour operator for up-to-date information.

Disclaimer: I’m providing the information in the hope that it will be of help to you. However, with travel restrictions sometimes changing by the day, the information presented here may neither be accurate, nor complete, nor up-to-date.

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